Atlas Resource Partners (ARPJQ) vs. Crescent Point Energy (CPG) Head to Head Review

Atlas Resource Partners (OTCMKTS: ARPJQ) and Crescent Point Energy (NYSE:CPG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Atlas Resource Partners and Crescent Point Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atlas Resource Partners N/A N/A -35.27%
Crescent Point Energy -18.68% 2.45% 1.44%

Volatility and Risk

Atlas Resource Partners has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crescent Point Energy has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Atlas Resource Partners and Crescent Point Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlas Resource Partners N/A N/A N/A ($9.81) 0.00
Crescent Point Energy $1.92 billion 2.13 -$704.37 million ($0.82) -9.17

Atlas Resource Partners has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Crescent Point Energy. Crescent Point Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Atlas Resource Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Atlas Resource Partners and Crescent Point Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atlas Resource Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
Crescent Point Energy 0 2 2 0 2.50

Crescent Point Energy has a consensus price target of $15.50, indicating a potential upside of 106.12%. Given Crescent Point Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Crescent Point Energy is more favorable than Atlas Resource Partners.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.7% of Crescent Point Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Atlas Resource Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 6,868.1%. Crescent Point Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Atlas Resource Partners pays out -5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Crescent Point Energy pays out -34.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Summary

Crescent Point Energy beats Atlas Resource Partners on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Atlas Resource Partners Company Profile

Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. is an independent developer and producer of natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGL), with operations in basins across the United States. The Company is a sponsor and manager of tax-advantaged investment partnerships (drilling partnerships), in which it co-invests, to finance a portion of its natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids production activities. The Company operates through three segments: gas and oil production, well construction and completion, and other partnership management. Its production positions are in the areas, including Barnett Shale/Marble Falls, Appalachian Basin, Coal-Bed Methane, Rangely, Eagle Ford, Mississippi Lime/Hunton and Chattanooga Shale. The Barnett Shale and Marble Falls play are located east of the Bend Arch and west of the Quachita Thrust in the Fort Worth Basin of northern Texas. It has various coal-bed methane developments across coal-bed methane producing areas.

Crescent Point Energy Company Profile

Crescent Point Energy Corp. acquires, explores, develops, and produces light and medium oil and natural gas properties in Western Canada and the United States. The company's crude oil and natural gas properties, and related assets are located in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba; and the states of North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, and Utah. Crescent Point Energy Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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